In a match in which both teams needed a win in order to bolster their MLS Cup playoff fortunes, it was Chris Wondolowski who came in the clutch through his goals in the 16th minute off a missed post shot from Cristian Espinoza and again in the 74th minute off a feed from Shea Salinas, which was his 47th career assist for the Quakes tying him with Ronald Cerritos for the all time lead in that category. The result was a 2-0 victory for the Quakes over Real Salt Lake, and as of now they are in the driver’s seat to make the playoffs for the first time since 2017. For Wondolowski the brace increases his career tally to 165 goals and that performance earned him Player of the Week honors.
The Quakes will play one more home game against LAFC on Sunday November 1 before heading back to Seattle the following weekend on November 8 in what could be a playoff deciding match for both teams. Real Salt Lake is in a must win situation with their away swing continuing to LA to play the Galaxy at Carson on November 1 before heading home against Sporting Kansas City on November 8.
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